H960 blank panel clips

Arno Kletzander Arno_1983 at gmx.de
Tue Jul 28 00:10:51 CDT 2015

On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 11:58:36AM -0400, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>Saw this auction for a pair of H960 blank front panel clips:
>  http://www.ebay.com/itm/391207099375
>and though I'd pick them up... until they went for $30 (including shipping),at
>which point I decided I'd go back to my previous plan to fabricate some out of
>some scrap wood, and a pair of screws.
>Time to find someone who can do injection molding... (I don't think these
>could be 3D printed, the necks of the bulb-heads are under a lot of stress
>when removing panels, they often snap off; will 3D printed parts be that

John Wilson <wilson at dbit.com> wrote:
> So I'd be inclined to do a better design where
> the posts are made of metal (or at least have a screw or stud through them
> for extra strength).


metal ball heads with a hex base on threaded posts are available as spares
for R/C cars and similar, see e.g. ebay auction 161768309137 (10 for less than
EUR 4,-- + S/H). You could probably just screw them into a suitably-sized hole
in a plastic body like a self-tapping screw, or glue them in.

Hope that helps,

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